Rich Fitzgerald on Fracking

As the upcoming election approaches, an important topic, especially for Western Pennsylvania, has been fracking. On September 22, SHALE INSIGHT 2016 was held in Pittsburgh, and provided participants a front-row seat for the most important discussions on shale development, featuring some of the most prominent industry and government leaders. Attendees networked with the most influential […]

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What killed FirstEnergy’s coal plants in southwestern Pennsylvania?

Power Source By Anya Litvak There are several suspects in the case of Tunnel Ridge vs. Allegheny Energy Supply, a lawsuit that aims to identify what killed two southwestern Pennsylvania coal plants in 2013 — and, by extension, a multimillion-dollar coal contract. Was it, as the power plants’ owner FirstEnergy Corp. said, environmental regulations that did them […]

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Forward Township Road to Gas Well Waits for Repairs

Trib Live By Katelyn Ferral Driving along parts of Pangburn Hollow road in Forward Township is an exercise in precision steering. The residential Allegheny County road that runs to EQT’s Oliver West gas well is gone in several places, the only pavement left a yellow-lined strip in the middle. “There literally is no road to […]

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Behind the Ambitious Push for Solar Energy in Allegheny County

Powersource By Daniel Moore For solar power advocates, this part of the state has been a relatively dark and gloomy place. Allegheny County is home to fewer than 3 percent of the more than 7,000 total solar-powered generators registered statewide. Including Allegheny, the nine counties that make up southwestern Pennsylvania have just 6 percent of the […]

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